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Masters Degrees in Office Administration

We have 27 Masters Degrees in Office Administration

Masters degrees in Office Administration provide advanced training in the management techniques involved with office administration for a variety of organisations.

Courses are typically taught MA or MSc degrees, though research oriented MRes programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Sufficient work experience may be accepted in some cases.

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We’ve designed the Exeter MBA to give you space to think and grow - strategically and creatively. Read more

We’ve designed the Exeter MBA to give you space to think and grow - strategically and creatively. During your time with us you will develop skills in purposeful leadership, learn how to utilise imagination and technology to create opportunities and grasp the value of innovation, sustainability and taking the long-term view.

The Exeter MBA prepares you for a wide range of careers, in the past our graduates have gone on to find employment in management and technology consultancy, business development and leadership roles for those with significant work experience.

Programme structure 2018/19

Our Exeter MBA is built around the latest thinking and techniques from a wide range of management disciplines. A solid grounding in core business disciplines is acquired through our core modules while elective specialist modules enable you to specialise in your area of interest and tailor the programme to your career needs. The programme culminates with our Exeter MBA in-company, consultancy project.

Study trips, company visits, group challenges and simulations complement lectures and seminars led by professionals and academics specialists in their field. A range of extra-curricular activities, such as our guest speakers programme and MBA workshops delivered by our corporate partners run throughout the duration of the programme to complement your learning and provide opportunities to further build your skills, knowledge and understanding.

Induction and Pre-Sessional programmes

Specially designed for participants taking a career break after a period of time away from the world of study, our induction programme is designed to support your return to education through workshops and team building activities. In addition, and following feedback from our students, we are offering you the opportunity to take the fear out of accounting, finance and economics by opting in for our week long, extended pre-sessional programme for MBA students with no background in economics, finance and accounting.

Careers

The MBA students have a dedicated Careers Consultant who runs workshops and a one-to-one advisory service on CV development, interview skills, career planning and how to negotiate on job offers. Tailored to individual requirements and needs, coaching is available to all students and provides a confidential and objective environment for students to explore and develop ideas and opportunities.

There are a mix of interactive and written resources relating to career planning, CV and cover letter writing, effective networking, interview preparation and working with recruiters. Head-hunter agencies are also invited to present to the MBA cohort on CV and interview techniques and mock interviews are run by alumni, corporate partners and careers agencies. Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

The MBA Office also keeps the latest editions of the Economist, Management Today, Entrepreneurship and the Professional Manager available to students. The library provides an extensive range of full-text electronic journals (e.g. EBSCO) which can be searched from on and off-campus.

Modules

Modules include:

  • study skills;
  • accounting and finance;
  • preparing for change;
  • integrated accounting;
  • finance and responsible investment;
  • marketing and customer engagement;
  • economics for managers;
  • managing strategic resources and operations;
  • strategy part 1;
  • corporate challenge;
  • personal transformations (incorporating white space);
  • strategy part 2;
  • strategic and responsible innovation;
  • emerging business models;
  • igniting change in business;
  • the entrepreneurial mindset;
  • practical insights into data analytics;
  • MBA project.


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Course outline. Our new flagship. MBA. programme takes advantage of Buckingham’s unique student-centred pedagogical approach, to give you an unparalleled opportunity to work closely with expert-faculty to develop considerable specialised and general business knowledge. Read more

Course outline

Our new flagship MBA programme takes advantage of Buckingham’s unique student-centred pedagogical approach, to give you an unparalleled opportunity to work closely with expert-faculty to develop considerable specialised and general business knowledge. It will help you achieve a more rewarding career and lucrative lifestyle.

On the programme you will:

• Develop knowledge and understanding of organisations, their management and the changing internal and external contexts in which they operate.

• Build knowledge and understanding of the complexity of business and management in order to improve the effectiveness of decision-making in organisations.

• Develop as managers who can contribute a balanced outlook which incorporates an understanding of the economic, environmental, social and ethical concerns in the context of managing organisations.

• Develop enduring skills and an appreciation that these skills can be enhanced and developed through life-long learning.

• Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to improve your employability in an increasingly competitive environment.

Modules are designed to enhance your employability by developing your capacity to make high-quality decisions, undertake organizational analysis, lead others and communicate effectively. In particular, the MBA project provides you with the opportunity to develop, but also demonstrate your business acumen through a significant piece of original organizational research or consultancy-style project work.

Modules available on this course

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Information for Business
  • Managing People Across Cultures
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Information Systems Management
  • Practical Research Methods
  • Professional Effectiveness
  • Project Management
  • Project

Postgraduate first-class scholarship

A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%. The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.

Details of other scholarships can be found on our Bursaries and Scholarships page. You should make an application to study at the University and receive an offer letter confirming our acceptance of your application before applying for a scholarship.

Quality teaching

We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge-style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners – senior academic staff from other universities in the UK – who approve and moderate assessed work.

High calibre staff

Most of our academic staff teach for three terms out of four, with the remaining term used for research. Because of this, we have no difficulty in attracting high calibre, highly respected lecturers, many of whom also have a background in business or industry and can offer networking opportunities for students.

Teaching methods

Teaching across our postgraduate programmes is through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. Our lectures aim to encourage healthy dialogue between faculty and students, and between students themselves, while our small tutorial groups ensure that students can engage even more closely with their teachers. Members of the Business School faculty also make a point of being available to students outside the scheduled teaching sessions – something which our postgraduate students find particularly valuable.

We frequently use case studies to examine business decisions taken in real situations, and business simulations and games give you first-hand experience of decision making in the world of work. Role-play and group problem-solving exercises help you to apply some of the theoretical concepts delivered in lectures and you will have the opportunity to undertake individual or group projects with local companies on topical business issues.



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This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. Read more

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. It also grants you automatic Associate Membership of the CIPD.

You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of human resources (HR), developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focusing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations. This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management.

Primarily aimed at people who are working or entering the HR profession who wish to become professionally qualified, this course allows for career progression in this specialist field. On completing this course, you are automatically eligible to continue directly to the PgDip/MSc in Human Resource Management at Manchester Met. The Master’s course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). This qualification enables you to distinguish yourself from other candidates in today’s competitive job market. 

Features and benefits of the course

-This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management in a range of different organisational settings.

-The course will provide you with an excellent grounding in all aspects of HR, developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focussing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations.

-This course has been specially designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for a career in HR, covering key aspects of policy and practice (such as resourcing, reward, performance management, employment law, and training and development) as well as developing the skills to be an effective practitioner.

-Successful completion of the course leads to automatic Associate Membership of CIPD.

-The course leads to the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HRM.

-Successful completion of this Certificate can provide a route for entry to our highly regarded Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, which gives full exemption from the CIPD Advanced Diploma - the gateway qualification to becoming a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

-This programme is taught at the Business School by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience through a range of inter-active lectures, workshops, case studies and project-based assignments.

About the Course

The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers from the Department of Management, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field through the Business School's Centre for People and Performance.



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A new type of Master’s Degree for Entrepreneurial Graduates. If you plan to start your own business, work for a start-up or develop a career as a consultant to growing businesses, then you should seriously consider our new Master’s programme. Read more

A new type of Master’s Degree for Entrepreneurial Graduates

If you plan to start your own business, work for a start-up or develop a career as a consultant to growing businesses, then you should seriously consider our new Master’s programme. This innovative one-year MSc in Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice (MECP) has been designed, with support from KPMG Enterprise, to develop your entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and behavior. This will be achieved by providing opportunities for you to combine theoretical studies in entrepreneurship and business and with real work experience as junior business consultants.

You will be working with a range of entrepreneurs, helping them to develop and grow their innovative businesses by identifying, researching and resolving the problems faced by most start-up businesses as they grow.

As you will be representing the University of Buckingham and KPMG Enterprise in your external work, you will spend your first term developing your entrepreneurship and business knowledge and learning how to work as a member of a consultancy team. In your second term you will work on two consultancy projects. This will be followed by two more complex projects in your third term. During your final term you and your team must complete a major consultancy project for a larger growth business.

You will also be given a chance to develop your own business ideas, working in teams during the first term, and at the end of the term you will ‘pitch’ the idea you have developed to our ‘Buckingham Angels’ venture capital panel.

Why study at the University of Buckingham?

The University of Buckingham is the Times University of the Year for Teaching Excellence 2015/16 and also the UK’s only campus-based independent university. It has been operating successfully for nearly 40 years without any Government funding by being innovative and entrepreneurial.

Programme overview

Over the course of the programme you must complete 5 business consultancy projects, in teams of up to 3 people. The aim of each project will be to advise SME management about the best ways to develop and grow their businesses. This will involve you working with the owners and managers of a diverse range of SMEs and tackling business problems of varying complexity that are preventing growth.

Modules

Prior to starting any consultancy projects you will take two introductory modules in the first term, ‘Overview of Business Functions’ and ‘Consulting for Level 1 Projects’, to ensure that you are well prepared for your initial consultancy projects.

To prepare you for increasingly difficult projects, you will be taught two additional modules (‘Consulting for Levels 2 and 3 Projects’) in each of the following two terms and these will further develop your skills and knowledge.

Support from KPMG Enterprise

To ensure that you will be well prepared for your roles as junior business consultants, KPMG Enterprise has agreed to:

  • Facilitate a number of classroom-based sessions as part of the four training modules, including a session explaining to you how you would be expected to ‘behave / act’ in a place of work, in particular in a scenario where you may be seconded to work for a client.
  • Use their existing network locally to recommend to the University possible companies for the Business School to contact about offering appropriate consultancy / intern roles for MECP postgraduates.
  • Provide a mentor role to MECP teams undertaking business consultancy projects.


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MBA. MBA (International). MBA (Asset Management).  . Read more

MBA

MBA (International)

MBA (Asset Management)

 

An MBA qualification continues to be the flagship qualification for post-graduate business students seeking to increase subject knowledge, build a portfolio of management skills and enhance future career prospects in a competitive and increasingly global arena. 

 

The MBA suite consists of three routes (see above) all of which encompass three core topics, which provide the foundation for a successful business, namely strategy, finance and leadership. 

 

In addition there are optional routes which provide opportunities to select from and include transnational business practice to reflect global growth and development and environmental concerns which has increasing prominence in corporate reporting and business procedures. 

 

Other options include the relatively new subject of Asset Management which covers asset life cycle management and is a key function in planning and maintenance of a flourishing business. Risk is a vital concern when evaluating and making business decisions and is a further option. Finally the creative change and innovation option utilises a broad range of approaches which are used for business continuity, growth and relevance to the market place.

Key Course Features

  • It’s your time to focus on career development skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.
  • MBA modules are aligned to the Institute of Directors Competency Framework which encompasses a range of skills, knowledge and mind-sets.
  • The Asset Management module is aligned to the Institute of Asset Management qualification framework.
  • Access to a network of aspiring business managers drawn from various sectors and organizations.
  • Opportunity to attend Wrexham Glyndwr University on campus business related events.
  • The research element of the programme enables students to identify, investigate, analyse and propose sound solutions in relation to a business problem. 
  • Teaching is interactive and, where possible, based on contemporary business issues throughout the programme. 

What Will You Study?

The programme is delivered through a series of six taught subject specific modules over two trimesters. Students also study research methods and submit a research proposal at the end of trimester two. During the third semester students complete a dissertation which involves a research element and attendance for a series of supervision meetings.

 

The programme delivery is timetabled over two days per week which provides flexibility for students who are working, however it is classed as a full-time programme.

 

The programme is delivered over a one year period. Students will typically be expected to attend a three-hour block per week devoted to each module. This will consist of a lecture and a tutorial to enable skills development and application. Each module has two assessments which students will required to complete in order to progress on the programme.

  

CORE AND OPTIONAL MODULES

  • Implementing Strategies (Core)
  • Integrated Communications (Core)
  • Contemporary Leadership Themes (Core)
  • Financial Insights, Business Intelligence (Core)
  • Creative Change and Innovation (Core)
  • Emphasising the Environment (Optional)
  • Evaluating Risk and Decisions (Optional)
  • Research Methods and Dissertation (Core)

Assessment and Teaching

The taught modules will be assessed predominantly through individual or group assignments. However, several modules have an examination as part of the assessment procedure. You must pass all of your modules to attain 120 credits and progress to the dissertation stage.

 To be awarded the MBA, successful completion of the dissertation is required, and 180 credits attained. You will be required to submit your dissertation in the autumn following assessment in May. Upon progression to the dissertation stage you will be allocated a supervisor to advise on the construction and progression of your dissertation.

Career Prospects

The career direction of MBA students is both diverse and specialised, however roles requiring effective planning and undertaking of projects is strongly evidenced, together with enhanced responsibilities and the management of a team or group where leadership skills and decision making are clearly required. Other roles may be more focused on a specialism such as human resources, marketing, and finance and accounting.

Past students have become Operations Managers, Lean Managers, Project Managers in a range of fields, Human Resource Managers and Marketing Managers. This list is not exhaustive.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndwr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.



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Full time degree. Part time hours. Considering part-time study or need a little more structure? Our campus-based blended learning gives you all of the same great support and innovative online learning access, with the addition of regular, structured face to face seminars. Read more
Full time degree. Part time hours.

Considering part-time study or need a little more structure? Our campus-based blended learning gives you all of the same great support and innovative online learning access, with the addition of regular, structured face to face seminars. Blended study is ideal if you want the campus experience or structure that comes with traditional face-to face teaching, but can’t fit in the full time commitment.

Our ground breaking ‘compressed blended’ model enables you to complete full three-year degree, with just 2 days face to face commitment per week in one of our study centres.

Interact with your peers and tutors for seminars, discussions and progress reviews on your study days on campus. Then use our always-on virtual classroom to progress your learning and work through assignments whenever and wherever it suits you. Have a burning question outside of your regular class? Don’t worry, you will still have access to your tutors and support team by email and phone.

Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, this MBA provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking. Delivered in our London Study Centre (Ealing Green College) over two years, with one three-hour evening session a week, this programme has the added value of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation. CMI promotes excellence in UK management and leadership and this course is your pathway to success.

We believe that modern leadership requires holistic management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our international alumni and employers, we have developed this MBA to build and hone your broad management skills for delivering strategy and change within the complex landscape of modern business.

So you’ll consider your own role as manager and at how you lead people as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are further themes you will explore. Within this framework you will study the key management functions, such as marketing, finance and HRM but in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.

Our modern, international approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

Modules:

● Personal & business transformation

● Ethical leadership

● Managing within a competitive environment

● Leading transitions

● Implementing strategy

● Sustaining the business

● Research project

Assessments:

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day to day role. A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue. To support your development, we will provide you with academic and pastoral support on campus and online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit. Your tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

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This interdisciplinary programme unites the expertise of three schools - the School of Sociology and Social Policy, the Business School and the School of Politics and International Studies, allowing you to study a broad range of modules which will enhance your knowledge of public administration and policy analysis in varying contexts of global and local challenges. Read more

This interdisciplinary programme unites the expertise of three schools - the School of Sociology and Social Policy, the Business School and the School of Politics and International Studies, allowing you to study a broad range of modules which will enhance your knowledge of public administration and policy analysis in varying contexts of global and local challenges.

The programme will equip you with the necessary skills to take up a senior position in public administration. You will acquire a mastery of the diverse range of problems that public administration professionals face in the contemporary socio-economic climate and an in-depth understanding of the contested nature of debates in social and public policy.

Throughout the course you will be introduced to and debate the challenges, opportunities, understandings and approaches to managing such issues as ageing populations, social inclusion, migration, unemployment, health, inequality, sustainability and resilience, drawing on the insights and experiences of public and third sector leaders from across the globe.

A key part of the programme is its vocational element which enables you to apply your acquired knowledge to real life situations through project work linked to partner organisations. Throughout the course you will be exposed to a wide variety of the challenges, issues and problems that individuals engaged in public administration face and you will be supported to develop a portfolio of project work tailored to your own interests and career aspirations.

Highlights

  • Enhance your knowledge of economics, management and policy analysis.
  • Benefit from the expertise of three schools: Sociology and Social Policy, Politics and International Studies and Leeds University Business School.
  • Consider challenges faced on a global level to broaden your expertise.
  • Develop or strengthen the skills required for senior positions in public services across sectors.
  • Complete a portfolio of project work where you can apply the advanced skills and attributes developed across the programme.

Throughout the course you will take a range of modules from across the three schools. One of the compulsory modules is the MPA Project Labs module which represents the vocational element of the course, designed to replace the traditional dissertation.

The MPA Project Labs will run across all three semesters, giving you the unique opportunity to conduct independently designed project work anchored in collaboration with a partner organisation, enabling you to apply the advanced skills and attributes developed across the programme. The module will be supported by workshops on public administration scenarios and challenges by academic leaders and guest speakers, including professionals and officials with different roles in the public and third sector; workshops on research and impact; problem-focused group work; and one-to-one project supervisions. You will be equipped with a depth and breadth of expertise and specialist skills valued by employers and commissioning bodies working in the public sector.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Public Administration in a Globalised World 15 credits
  • Policy, Planning and Development 15 credits
  • Comparative Public Policy 15 credits
  • Social Policy Analysis 15 credits
  • Quantitative Research Methods 15 credits
  • Policy and Programme Evaluation 15 credits
  • MPA Project LABS 60 credits

Optional modules

  • Effective Decision Making 15 credits
  • Human Resource Management: An International Perspective 15 credits
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Public Administration MPA in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use various teaching methods including lectures; seminar, guest lectures and workshops from external speakers; problem focused group work and student-led debates.

Assessment

Assessment methods are likely to vary, depending on the optional modules you choose. Most of our taught modules are assessed through written work such as essays and reporting.

Career opportunities

The MPA is recognised as the key professional qualification for those who wish to pursue or further a career in senior public service. The global perspectives and opportunities to apply your knowledge during this course will equip you with the critical thinking and professional skills needed for a successful and impactful career.

Graduates of this programme are likely to work in government departments, the third sector, and multi-national NGOs. Additionally graduates may progress into private sector and consulting firms that work closely with these areas.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.



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Our MBA gives you the opportunity to develop your expertise as a business manager in a collaborative and supportive environment. Read more
Our MBA gives you the opportunity to develop your expertise as a business manager in a collaborative and supportive environment. With an abundance of networking and career opportunities, you’ll have the opportunity to become an effective business leader aware of the risks and opportunities involved in running a successful organisation.

More about this course

The London Met MBA gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of key business functions including marketing, human resources, strategy and management while evolving into a confident, influential and successful leader.

The MBA programme is underpinned by experience-based learning modules that enhance your management and leadership potential through engagement in enterprise and collaboration.

Our teaching staff and visiting academics, who you’ll meet both informally and formally through lectures and social events, are experts in areas including finance, strategy, creativity and coaching, ensuring you’ll develop the skills with all the skills you need to steer a business to success.

Your training is supplemented by regular informal learning activities including a weekly student-led Business Breakfast, a monthly dinner, networking events, meetings with business leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants, and lively charity fundraising events in the City.

The diversity of our student population also gives you an excellent advantage, enabling cross-cultural awareness and the opportunity for peer-to-peer learning.

We’ll provide regular coaching sessions to help improve your career potential, while you can also make use of our Careers and Employability Unit to help you find new roles in preparation for life after the MBA.

You’ll be assessed through individual and group work. This is likely to come in a variety of forms including reports, portfolios, presentations, videos, conferences and competitions, enabling you to develop the skills to master a multitude of situations in the world of business administration.

Modular structure

Core modules:
-Accounting and Finance For Managers
-Leadership and Strategic Management
-People and Organisations: Principles and Practices in Global Contexts
-Marketing, Marketing Communications and Operations

Research-focused modules:
-Management Learning and Research
-Business Research Project

If you choose a more specialist pathway then you’ll take two modules identified by your subject areas. Our specialist pathways are:
-Cyber Security MBA
-Data Analytics MBA
-Islamic Finance MBA
-Business Psychology MBA

After the course

Graduates of the MBA may continue in their existing careers or choose to explore new opportunities. Recent graduates of our business related degrees are employed by companies including ALDI, Schwab Versand Hanau, Sapa, UBM plc, Carillion, Hanson Hispania SA, Triometric and BNP Paribas. They work in management roles in the fields of international sales, area management, business development, clients services and customer service.

Collaborative and international links

The MBA programme has close links with ESoft, Sri Lanka’s largest education network and Islington College Nepal. London Met’s experience in delivering cultural variations of this MBA abroad means you’ll be learning from globally connected teaching staff in London.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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This flexible and innovative course is designed for a wide variety of business practitioners. You may already be in a senior leadership position, or have ambitions to start your own business. Read more
This flexible and innovative course is designed for a wide variety of business practitioners. You may already be in a senior leadership position, or have ambitions to start your own business. You may want to bring fresh thinking to a current role, or move your career in a different direction. Our focus is on accelerating your leadership thinking and behaviours, so you can very quickly take ideas and innovation back to your workplace. You will be exposed to a broad spectrum of businesses, industries and leadership styles to give you a range of different perspectives.

The course has been designed with a wide range of modules to encourage students to look at their role from new angles. Throughout the course, you’ll enjoy a healthy blend of academic and vocational perspectives, and our practitioner-focused teaching staff will guide you in the latest thinking and developments in business management.

Inspirational lectures, energetic seminars and focused study groups are all integral to this enriching business management course. You’ll look at a broad range of topics including marketing, finance, enterprise and research methods, plus you’ll have the chance to select a relevant independent study towards the end of your course. The result is a distinct increase in employability and effectiveness in a position of leadership, all tailored to your personal aspirations.

Modules

All modules are compulsory:
-Leadership & Management
-Marketing Management
-Financial Management
-Research Methods
-Strategic Management
-Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
-Emerging Issues in Management
-Independent Research Project

Career Opportunities

This full-time programme is designed to develop senior management and leadership skills and competences in individuals, in order for them to be effective in their respective organisational roles. This programme is therefore suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in a business management related field, or for those who wish to start their own business.

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If you want to enter or enhance a career in central, regional or local government, or in organisations in partnerships with governments, this course has been designed to meet your needs. Read more

Why take this course?

If you want to enter or enhance a career in central, regional or local government, or in organisations in partnerships with governments, this course has been designed to meet your needs. It brings together people from a wide range of organisations to create an inter-cultural, inter-professional and inter-organisational educational environment.

While we prefer applicants to have experience of a public sector managerial role, exceptions may be made for a good relevant degree.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Examine the ways in which public policies are made and implemented and acquire specialist subject knowledge in fields relevant to your career choices
Compare policy processes and outputs within specific policy fields including health, education, welfare, economic development, defence, policing and European integration
Obtain a wider international perspective of public policies, management systems and administrative systems

What opportunities might ti lead to?

The course delivers transferable lifelong skills that you will be able to apply to complex issues, both systematically and creatively. This will improve your capabilities and enable you to work with self-direction and originality, as well as help you contribute to public administration and society at large.

Module Details

We will introduce you to different ways of delivering public services and how to access their efficiency and effectiveness. As a result, you will gain knowledge and develop an understanding of the following areas:

The impact of contextual forces on public organisations including:

The legal system
Ethical, economic, environmental, social and technological change issues
International developments
Corporate governance
The role of public sector organisations in economic development and regeneration
The marketisation of service delivery
Citizenship issues in public organisations
The concepts, processes and institutions in the management of resources and operations
Financing the public sector (sources, financial management, accountability and financial reporting)
Management and development of people within organisations, human resource management, human resource development and change management
The uses and limitations of quantitative and qualitative research methods for providing information and evaluating options in an uncertain organisational environment
The development, management and exploitation of information systems and their impact on organisations
The use of relevant communication and information technologies and applications in public sector management within a global knowledge-based economy

You will study:

Dissertation/Major Project
Comparative Public Policy and Administration
Public Management
Public Sector Strategic Management and Leading Effective Change

One option from:

Practice Based Knowledge in British Public Administration
Work Related Learning/Independent Learning
Europe and the World
Contemporary Security In International Relations: Providers and Challenges
Policies and Networks; the Governance Of The EU
Nation and Identity in Europe
Management of Resources, Finance And Information Systems

Please note that units may be subject to change.

For part-time students a number of distance learning management units are available in addition to a work-based learning unit, which allows you to achieve credit for study or a project undertaken in the workplace.

Credit for prior learning may be awarded, provided that the course studied relates to the Portsmouth MPA curriculum.

Programme Assessment

You will be taught using a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, visiting speakers and structured visits to public sector organisations. International students will have a full portfolio of activities that will include English language classes, visits to public organisations and structured advice on how to develop their academic performance.

All students receive an induction to our library and how to use our electronic sources of information. Each student will have a personal tutor, as well as the support of an extensive system of student services.

These include work-related assignments, extended essays, examinations, assessed presentations, reports, completion of logs and a dissertation or extended piece of work-related research culminating in a management report.

Student Destinations

The course delivers transferable lifelong skills that you will be able to apply to complex issues, both systematically and creatively. This will improve your capabilities and enable you to work with self-direction and originality, as well as help you contribute to public administration and society at large.

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Our DBA is designed to enable high performing professionals to stimulate organisational development and contribute to wider debates in their field. Read more

Our DBA is designed to enable high performing professionals to stimulate organisational development and contribute to wider debates in their field. Participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.

Why Study Doctor of Business Administration with us?

Our DBA participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.

The Faculty has a strong track record of facilitating organisational development across sectors. You can fast track your doctoral journey by getting recognition for your previous Master’s-level achievements. You can target strategic workplace issues and challenges for organisational and even sectorial change and benefit. You can contribute to and engage with our growing doctoral and researcher community. You will be able to network with researchers recognised as creating world-leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

It is expected that participants will apply for the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for the first stage of the doctoral course: An MBA or equivalent Master’s award in the area of business, leadership or management.

What will I learn?

Our researchers engage in research training to negotiate and build their expertise before undertaking a major study. Specifically, you will focus on a theme in the area of business, leadership or management.

How will I be taught?

In order to become an effective practitioner-researcher who is able to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates, you will undertake a combination of workshops, high-level critical reflection and sustained independent self-directed study.

How will I be assessed?

This will be negotiated with the tutor but generally involves a portfolio and written assignments, followed by a research project. There are no written examinations.

Course Fees

For our latest fees please visit our website.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this course we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

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The 36-credit Business Administration MBA program requires coursework focusing on managerial aspects of finance, accounting, marketing and management. Read more
The 36-credit Business Administration MBA program requires coursework focusing on managerial aspects of finance, accounting, marketing and management. Case studies are designed to prepare students for managerial positions in small businesses as well as large multinational companies.

Students who wish to major in International Business, Management of Information Technology, or in International Hospitality and Tourism Management must complete additional required courses in their major.

MBA graduates are desirable in today’s market. Pursuing an MBA degree will open up doors of opportunity and provide the necessary leverage for corporate advancement to those who possess them. As the current marketplace evolves and becomes more complex, many employers are choosing to balance their need to retain good employees with their need to place candidates with advanced-level knowledge and skills in managerial positions.

Students obtaining their MBA with Schiller International University will expand their business knowledge and leadership abilities through coursework concentrating on managerial aspects of finance and accounting, marketing, and management.

! This degree can be completed at all Schiller campuses or on-line

Starting Dates

Thanks to Schiller’s unique monthly-intake system, you can start your education at any time of the year. You don’t have to wait for traditional semester starting dates. Every month there’s a new start at Schiller.

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Full time degree. Part time hours. You can become a student at our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Birmingham or Manchester study centre and be in the classroom for just one evening every fortnight for two years and the rest of the time progress your learning using our innovative virtual classroom. Read more
Full time degree. Part time hours.
You can become a student at our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Birmingham or Manchester study centre and be in the classroom for just one evening every fortnight for two years and the rest of the time progress your learning using our innovative virtual classroom.

Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, the MBA Finance provides a distinctive path for developing new skills and will also help you to develop a critical and detailed understanding of the role of finance management within organisations. Working across a wide range of management disciplines - with ideas and experiences derived from organisations and thought leaders across the world - you will have the opportunity to relate theory to practice, adding immediate value to yourself and your organisation.


We believe that modern leadership requires cross cutting management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our worldwide alumni and employers, we have developed this MBA Finance to build and hone your broad management skills in order to help you inspire and manage change within the complex landscape of modern business, with a particular focus on the role of management accounting in supporting the development, growth and sustainability of a company. You will consider your own role as a manager and how you lead people, as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. Within this framework you will study the key management functions, in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates. Our modern, international approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

Modules

Personal & Business Transformation
Ethical Leadership
Financial Management
Reporting Corporate Performance
Implementing Strategy
Sustaining the Business
Research Project

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With today’s increasing demand for data analysts in every business function, this online MBA with a data analytics pathway will prepare you for key leadership and strategic management roles. Read more
With today’s increasing demand for data analysts in every business function, this online MBA with a data analytics pathway will prepare you for key leadership and strategic management roles. Designed for practising managers looking to take that next step upwards, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice, learning how to turn analysis into useful insights and strategic business plans to drive competitive advantage.

We believe that modern leadership requires cross cutting management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Studying this online MBA with a particular focus on Data Analytics will help you to develop your broad management skills, whilst learning how to analyse data effectively to create and manage strategic decisions needed within the complex landscape of modern business. You will also explore ways of how to best communicate your findings to others within an organisation that is easily understood and accessible to all.

Modules

Data Handling and Decision Making
Ethical Leadership
Personal and Business Transformation
Implementing Strategy
Sustaining the Business
Data Visualisation and Interpretation
Research Project

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Your programme of study. A good MBA can really make you stand out for the top jobs in any type of business in fast paced major growth, transformation, innovation and operational change in any country and business discipline area. Read more

Your programme of study

A good MBA can really make you stand out for the top jobs in any type of business in fast paced major growth, transformation, innovation and operational change in any country and business discipline area. You develop insights across the top discipline functions such as finance, strategy, economics and project management, marketing, leading and managing people, supply chain and new business creation. These are all disciplines within themselves which you rapidly acquire skills and knowledge to manage successfully. These are essential disciplines to many known high street brands, service industries, online businesses and high growth start ups which ensure that if you start a business using existing skills or a new team that you are likely to provide a high growth enterprise very quickly. Alternatively you may have been employed within a sector undergoing a real threat to business existence which involves you in making changes very quickly at operational level using the range of disciplines you learn.

In this situation you can overcome the threats quickly to ensure long term viability whilst managing short term risks to business and you can be a very sought after individual due to your ability to quickly assess what needs to be done with minimum impact to allow long term profitability. Many brands have recently been disrupted by mass communications and the rapid rise in online trading, some were able to quickly re-organise their business model to avoid going out of business, some were able to innovate and others relied on a wide variety of techniques to allow them to reinvent themselves. MBA positions are normally fast paced but very rewarding in terms of achievements and business satisfaction.

The Global MBA is ideal if you are a working professional, you want to change direction, you want to add business skills to pursue an enterprise or you have other commitments which prevent you from studying at a University campus. It is delivered by one of the ancient universities in the UK in partnership with IDI

Courses listed for the programme

Courses

BLOCK 1

  • The Leadership Challenge
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Business Model Innovation

BLOCK 2

  • Leading and Managing Projects
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Managing Change

BLOCK 3

  • Strategy and Practice in a Dynamic Word
  • Future Thinking
  • Leading and Managing High Performance Teams

BLOCK 4

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Aberdeen is ranked as a Top 3 University for world leading research impact in Business and Management (REF 2014)
  • Teaching is informed by close links with industry and delivered by industry professionals in some cases
  • You gain top level operational management across special core functions required to drive business growth
  • The online MBA is delivered in partnership with the Interactive Design Institute

Where you study

  • Online for the MBA (Global)
  • Part time July and January

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

How you learn online

You study with people from a range of industries globally using a study platform used by leading corporations.

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